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"Not so bad. Not so great."

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Former Employee - Editor in Manhasset, NY
Former Employee - Editor in Manhasset, NY
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Benefits were great and generally it was a fun environment. I was promoted several times, and, to be honest, never worked all that hard (although there were some exceptions).

Cons

Vision was a overused and under utilized word. Battles developed over the silliest and most irrelevant things. You basically had to be incompetent AND stealing from the company before they would fire you--just one element and you'd linger on for years.

Advice to Management

Communicate! No double speak.

Other Employee Reviews for UBM

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Walk - no - RUN from any offer at CMP."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Regional Director in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Regional Director in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    CMP has some great publications, and a decent reputation in the industry from a content/publication standpoint.

    Cons

    Politics run everything at CMP, and their management team is one of the worst in publishing. Fear and intimidation are the tactic of choice, including calling the office at 6am and 6pm each day to "check up" on who is in the office and who dared to go home. Work life balance is in serious disarray. I worked for a competitive publisher for 6 years prior to joining CMP and can confidently say that CMP is in serious need of a major overhaul.

    Advice to Management

    If management would spend as much time developing the product and teams as they spend in backroom politics, self-promotion and intimidation, CMP might have a change of regaining its previous status. For now they seem doomed.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Do NOT work for this company unless you enjoy frustration, and banging your head against walls"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    If you cant find another job, then perhaps, but only then

    Cons

    My career has actually regressed since working at CMP, and I am paid less than i was 5 years ago, if you factor in cost of living.

    Advice to Management

    Let people do the jobs they are paid to do, and not everyone elses.
    too many people make decisions that are irrelevant to their jobs, and hinder
    others from doing their jobs well.

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